I have asked similar questions in other other forums but haven't yet received an answer on a specific question so thought I would try this forum! I am looking to set up my 48" Lang Patio to smoke sausages. I am looking for a easy way to control temperatures bw 120-180. Thinking of putting a heating element under the reverse flow plate. I would then run the cord out a damper wheel in the smoke box. Do I need to be concerned about melting the cord that will be exposed in the smoker if I am not running hotter than 180? Thanks in advance for any feedback and/or suggestions.